The year is 1995. Not your average college apartment. A lightning bolt that started a fire (metaphorically, of course) as a screen-printing and embroidery company. The rest is a mesh of truly significant and, well, somewhat arbitrary events.
We drove Chryslers, Nissans and Fords, but when Tony Stewart’s NASCAR team showed up in high gear, we helped them steer their online sales, marketing and advertising engagements.
We added web design & development to our services, building the foundation for our future with a bourgeoning UI/UX team.
As we started to take shape, we expanded our service offerings with branding and advertising.
Our web development expertise led us to help Joe Gibbs Racing become the web powerhouse that matched their prowess on the track.
Methodist Health Foundation (IU Health) became a client, and we're still partnering with them to this day.
We moved to Indianapolis and incorporated to become TrendyMinds, Inc.
We set up our office in a carriage house in the Herron-Morton Place neighborhood of Indianapolis. Our first full medical client, OrthoIndy, signed on as a client, and we helped them with print, branding and advertising.
Not just any old place would suffice as we really started to grow. We made our new home in Douglas Pointe Lofts to make space for new team members.
We added video production to our services and worked with our first video client: our friend and neighbor, Goose the Market. To this day, we head to Goose the Market during the summer to buy food to grill on Meat Mondays.
We further expanded our services to include public relations and social media.
To highlight the achievements of successful entrepreneurs, President and Mrs. Obama invited Trevor Yager to represent TrendyMinds, along with 23 other U.S. citizens resembling various facets of America.
We began working with Eli Lilly & Company, another hometown staple.
As new opportunities sprouted up, so too did our team. Outgrowing our Fall Creek Place space, we packed up our things and settled in downtown Indianapolis on Mass Ave. as we began renovations on our new home, just five blocks east of the Circle.
We began helping Anthem with their marketing needs.
We moved into 531 E. Market St. after a substantial renovation that included office space for 35, a full kitchen, a bar and a rooftop terrace.
We increased our client list yet again, heading into 2012 with Harrison College and Salesforce.
We relished the opportunity to support our hometown when City of Indianapolis knocked on our door, and we also started working with Liberty Mutual.
We love to finish first, but 247th place on the INC 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies was a huge win.
We ranked on the INC 5000 list for the second time.
Like we said, we love to finish first, but hitting #2 on the Indianapolis Business Journal's list of Indiana's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies was music to our ears.
Our third time on the expanded INC 5000 list was something special, a reminder to keep innovating and thinking ahead to serve our clients better than ever before.
We began helping Indianapolis Airport Authority maintain their status as the best airport in the nation. We also added Project Lead The Way, an innovator in education, as a client.
Our first expansion to a location outside of our hometown, the Denver office marked the next big step in our promise to spur client success—wherever they are.
TrendyMinds ranked on the INC 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. Next stop: number five.
Endeavoring to learn how to be the best at what we do in each and every dedicated journey pushes us to think ahead. To constantly adapt and deliver within each of our service lines, we collaborate, always focusing on building and maintaining thoughtful relationships with our clients—so they can do the same with theirs.
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